You are here

Acoustic and Physiologic Correlates of Singing Register Transition Among Classically Trained Female Singers: Single Note Data

Title: Acoustic and Physiologic Correlates of Singing Register Transition Among Classically Trained Female Singers: Single Note Data .
69 views
10 downloads
Name(s): Farr, Elizabeth Ashley, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Date Issued: 2016-04-22
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Maintaining vocal stability while shifting between the vocal registers of chest and mixed voice is a challenging task for classically trained singers. Several researchers have completed studies of the register transitions by classically trained singers. The purpose of this study was to better understand the acoustic and physiologic correlates of the vocal tract and larynx activities during a register transition on a single note sung by classically trained female singers. In particular, this study included evaluation of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) from the audio signal data and the EGG cycles around a register transition during singing in the chest and mixed registers. Sixteen classically trained female singers were recorded singing an /a/ vowel on a suspended single pitch within their register transition as determined from a previous recording that included the primo passaggio. The microphone signal from the singing sample was used to find measurements of harmonic amplitude, and electroglottograph (EGG) electrodes were placed on the thyroid to measure closing quotient (CQEGG) data. The dependent variables were the CQEGG and the FFT amplitude measurements for the first five harmonics. Results indicated that the participants demonstrated significantly higher CQEGG in the chest register than mixed register and the singers reduced their harmonic amplitudes during the register transition from chest to mixed register.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461344613 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461344613
Owner Institution: FSU